November is Native American Heritage Month, and it is essential to take the opportunity to celebrate Native or Indigenous Americans. Native Americans have a rich history that goes back well before the beginning of the establishment of the United States.
Not only has their culture shown up in art, music, and education, but they influenced major advances in society. Some contributions Native Americans have made include domesticating edible plants, raising animals, and discovering the use of natural medicines. Native Americans also helped make important discoveries in mathematics. Here are some other discoveries they have influenced:
- Baby Bottles
- Mouth Wash & Oral Hygiene
- Oral Birth Control
- Pain Relievers
- Sun Screen
According to the Center for Native American Youth, there are currently 573 federally-recognized tribes in the Unites States. While celebrating Native American heritage, is also important to acknowledge some of the challenges that many of these communities face.This can include housing, food insecurity, and other related quality of life issues. For example, the center notes the poverty rate among American Indians/Alaska Natives in 2014 was 28.8 percent. The U.S. Bureau of Justice also states that AI/AN youth are arrested at a rate of three times the national average.
Grants can help address these issues and fill gaps. GrantWatch has many grants specifically for tribes. And in honor of Native American Heritage Month, GrantWatch is sharing 10 grants below available for tribal organizations.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Grants
- Firstly, there are grants to community and faith-based organizations and tribes to provide services to children with special health care needs.
- Grants to U.S. nonprofits, IHEs, and tribes for research addressing the health of children and mothers, as well as children with special health needs.
- There are also grants of up to $32,000 to U.S. and territories tribes and native-controlled nonprofit organizations for projects to promote breastfeeding. Funding is to reinforce traditional food systems within indigenous communities.
- There is funding for U.S. nonprofits, universities, and tribes for projects that enhance outdoor recreation and improve the health of public forests and grasslands.
- There are also grants available to U.S. nonprofits, agencies, and tribes to preserve audio and video media.
- Funding is available to U.S. nonprofits, universities, and tribes, for the conservation of forests and grasslands. Funding is available for initiatives that enhance outdoor recreation and improve the health of public forests and grasslands.
- Additionally, there are grants to U.S. and territories nonprofits and for-profits, tribes, and faith-based organizations, to reduce rates of substance abuse in rural areas. All activities supported by RCORP-Implementation must exclusively occur in HRSA-designated rural counties or rural census tracts in urban counties.
- Grants of $3,000 and grants of $5,000 to U.S. and Canada grassroots groups, tribes, and First Nations to mitigate the negative impacts of mining. Priority funding is for projects that protect ecosystems, the environment, community health, and cultural resources from mining impacts.
- In addition, there are grants of up to $20,000 available for U.S. nonprofits, agencies, school districts, libraries, and tribes for events that promote reading.
- Finally, there are grants available to U.S. agencies, nonprofits, tribes, and faith-based organizations to treat victims of violence. Funds will go towards programs to deliver services related to domestic, family, and dating violence
Looking for more grants to fund important initiatives? Check out the complete listings and grant categories over at GrantWatch. There are thousands of current and ongoing grants that help to fund critical projects, programs, and initiatives for non-profits. for-profits, tribes, and local and state governments agencies. These grants can help to fill funding gaps and improve services that help communities thrive.
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